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‘Ferguson effect’? Savagely beaten cop didn’t draw gun for fear of media uproar, says Chicago police chief
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel has blamed the surge in violent crime on officers balking during confrontations, saying they have become “fetal” because they don’t want to be prosecuted or fired for their actions.


Yes, because that happens so often.

Also, if you are a public servant who can't do their job because of public scrutiny then find another job.
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runec wrote:


Mayor Rahm Emanuel has blamed the surge in violent crime on officers balking during confrontations, saying they have become “fetal” because they don’t want to be prosecuted or fired for their actions.


Yes, because that happens so often.

Also, if you are a public servant who can't do their job because of public scrutiny then find another job.


public scrutiny which involves


possible life in jail if not 5-10 +


yea, you try that
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runec wrote:


Mayor Rahm Emanuel has blamed the surge in violent crime on officers balking during confrontations, saying they have become “fetal” because they don’t want to be prosecuted or fired for their actions.


Yes, because that happens so often.

Also, if you are a public servant who can't do their job because of public scrutiny then find another job.


Why don't you do the job? Oh but that would require you to leave the house though.
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What a ridiculous situation this has turned into, when cops are basically being bullied by the media into not defending themselves from violent idiots.
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I wish she had blown his head off now hes gonna go hurt a lot more people before someone finally does
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redokami wrote:
public scrutiny which involves

possible life in jail if not 5-10 +

yea, you try that


Did you miss the part about how rarely that actually happens?

and we *all* face possible jail time if we shoot someone. So what are you even arguing? ;p



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Why don't you do the job?


That doesn't even make sense as a rebuttal.



Xxanthar wrote:Oh but that would require you to leave the house though.


I'm disabled from doing the job adjacent. Eat me.


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redokami wrote:


goodman528 wrote:




Cop did what she was paid to do, "protect and serve", as a result, nobody died. This may come as a shock to you, but in many other countries the cops don't have guns, and they have to deal with events like soccer riots. You ever seen a soccer riot? Google it.


how is getting the shit beaten out of you "protecting and serving"



Not killing an unarmed man. Actually attempting to subdue the unarmed man instead of killing him... ... in every other country on earth this is part of a cop's job description. It is unfortunate that she sustained injuries in the process, however that is part of the risk of being a cop, that is literally part of her paycheck. Give her a medal, for doing the right thing.


"unarmed" doesn't mean they aren't a threat. The officer very nearly died from being beaten with, what I'm assuming is, the attacker's fists.

Yes, a police officer's job is indeed risky, but does that mean they can't protect their own lives from an actual threat that is literally beating them nearly to death?
Y'know, I'm sorry but if someone is willing to beat up or attack a cop for no good reason then they probably deserve to get shot.
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"other countries do/ don't do this so why doesn't America????"

hmmm

maybe because America isn't other countries

???




but what do i know


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Some much deflection in this thread

and yes, a number of them can't do their job. (period)
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Female cop, of course.
Should've never been allowed to patrol without a male partner. Just imagine if he had taken her gun after bashing her unconscious and started killing people.

To anyone that thinks that getting beaten to within an inch of your life is just 'part of the job', please, please never ever call the cops if something bad happens to you.
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Why didn't she or the other officers just taser the guy? Seems like the best option with the lowest chance of killing the guy while not risking injury to herself.


Kind of hard to do when you're getting your head bashed into the pavement by a man much bigger and fitter than you that is also high on PCP.
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Actually not in the job description, only enforcing law is. Unfortunately protecting one's self now can be a death sentence too.
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Both sides of this argument are a mess. No, its not cool to wish harm on other people because they disagree with you. No, we shouldn't say "almost being murdered" is the intended result for an altercation such as this.

Jesus fuck people, get your shit together.
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Wow this thread is just terrible on both sides and I usually avoid threads like this like the plague because it's disgusting the way people act on stuff like this. I understand what the cop was doing but at the same time she has the right to defend herself instead of taking a beating and I also understand about not wanting to be scrutinized by the media but as someone stated before she's a public servant so no matter what she does, she will be eyeballed closely and she shouldn't care.
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